18 Mar '11, 1pm

Japan PM says country will 'recover and rebuild'

Japan PM says country will 'recover and rebuild'

OSAKA: Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday vowed the nation would overcome its biggest postwar crisis and "once more rebuild" after being struck by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. In a rallying cry to his disaster-hit nation Kan voiced confidence that the government could take "firm control" of the crisis at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant as Japan battles to avert a radioactive disaster. "We will overcome this tragedy and recover," he said in a strident televised address. "We will once more rebuild Japan". The centre-left leader was speaking one week after the country's worst ever quake struck, wiping out swathes of coastal areas and knocking out key cooling systems on nuclear power plants. Kan said Japan was still facing "huge difficulties" in tackling the problems at the plant, which has been hit by a series of explosions. As workers faced massive danger...

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